Shop the Muse: Celebrate International Cat Day with Maud Lewis

by Tegwen Gwenhwyfar (Summer Student) and Shelby Smith

Are you the kind of person that can’t imagine a better afternoon than cozied up beside a cat? Well, today is a day to celebrate our furry friends: today (August 8th) is International Cat Day! 🐈

Canadian folk artist, Maud Lewis, was also a cat-lover. From early childhood and throughout her life, Maud Lewis adored cats. In fact, cats were the subject of several of her beloved paintings, as they were one of her favourite things to paint.

Photograph of Maud Lewis merchandise that features cats including: a mug, a white cat enamel pin, pink sucks with blue and white cats, and a black cat keychain.
We are excited to offer a variety merchandise featuring Maud’s cherished cats in the Douglas Family Art Centre’s gift shop to help you show off your love of cats!  The Muse is open 10am – 5pm, seven days a week until the end of August.


  • Maud Lewis White Cat Enamel Pin. $8
  • Maud Lewis Cat Mug. $16
  • Maud Lewis Cat Socks. $14
  • Maud Lewis Black Cat Keychain. $6

Did you know?

Group of Seven member, Frank Johnston, visited Kenora and painted “Serenity, Lake of the Woods” in 1922, a shoreline view of Kenora with it’s distinctive smoke stacks from the pulp and paper mills.

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